Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
National Forests In Texas

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In Texas, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In Texas, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In Texas,  Angelina Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In Texas,  Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In Texas,  Davy Crockett Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In Texas,  Sabine Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R8 - Southern Region, National Forests In Texas,  Sam Houston Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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National Forests In Texas, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
MIS Plan Amendment
EA
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011  02/2011 Lynn Jackson
936-639-8581
lynnjackson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The NFGT would revise the current list of Management Indicator Species in order to gather better data on the effects of Forest managment on plant and animal species.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31238
Location: UNIT - National Forests In Texas All Units. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina, Fannin, Houston, Jasper, Montague, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, Walker, Wise. LEGAL - SHNF, ANF, SNF, DCNF, CJBJNG. National Forests and Grasslands in Texas.
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National Forests In Texas, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
ANF, SNF, and DCNF Soil Pit Project 2010
CE
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/01/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Chalonda Jasper
936-639-8552
cjasper@fs.fed.us 
Description: The NRCS proposes to dig eleven soil pits on the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas for 2010; five on the ANF, five on the SNF, and one on the DCNF.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32701
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District, Angelina Ranger District, Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina, Houston, Sabine, San Augustine. LEGAL - The soil pits on the ANF are located in compartments 25, 41, 74, and 76, soils pits on the SNF are in compartments 72, 135, and 139, and the soil pit on the DCNF is in compartment 59. The soil pits on the ANF are located in compartments 25, 41, 74, and 76, soils pits on the SNF are in compartments 72, 135, and 139, and the soil pit on the DCNF is in compartment 59.
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National Forests In Texas,   Angelina Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
C-64 Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/10/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
03/2011 Nathan Renick
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-angelina@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pine stand thinning, longleaf regeneration, and midstory removal in red-cockaded woodpecker habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33433
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina. NFGT, Angelina NF, Compartment 64, south of Sam Rayburn Reservoir, north of state highway 63, approx 7 miles SE Zavalla.
Eagle Rock Desoto Pipeline LP Gas Pipeline Right-Of-Way SUP
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 07/28/2010  08/2010 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: gas pipeline right-of-way proposal
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32532
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Nacogdoches. LEGAL - Tract A-5. Seven miles south of Nacogdoches TX, administrative compartment 107.
NEW Water Supply Corp Water Line Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/26/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Kathryn Duncan
936-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: NEW Water Supply Corp (NWSC) is requesting special use permit to construct,operate and maintain approximately 4.5 miles of water lines on the Angelina and Sabine National Forests in San Augustine and Sabine counties.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33322
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine, San Augustine. Angelina N.F., Compartments 1, 4-7 and Sabine N.F. Compartment 66.
Sawmill Hiking Trail
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/08/2005 
Expected:11/2010
 
01/2011 Kathryn Duncan
936-639-8501
klduncan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to expand the Sawmill Hiking Trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=6696
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina. Compartments 89-92 on the Angelina NF, approximately 10 miles southeast of Zavalla, TX.
Westwood Water Supply Corp Special Use Permit Reauthorization
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:11/2010  11/2010 Kathryn Duncan
409-625-1940
klduncan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorize Westwood Water Supply Corp special use permit that expired December 2004.
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Jasper. Project is located in C 78/79 on the Angelina N.F. in Jasper, TX.
Zavalla Thinning Project
EA
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2006
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Kathryn Duncan
936-897-1068
comments-southern-texas-angelina@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial thinning to restore longleaf and shortleaf pine communities, and reduce the risk of Southern Pine Beetle infestations.
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina. North of Zavalla Texas, within compartments 43,44,45,46,47,48,50,51,54 and 55 of the Angelina National Forest.
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National Forests In Texas,   Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Aspen Operating Company Amendment SUPO ASCCU Unit 41
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/23/2010  08/2010 David Weldon
940-627-5475
dweldon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Aspen Operating Company Amendment SUPO Alvord South Caddo Conglomerate Unit (ASCCU) Unit 41
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32689
Location: UNIT - Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Wise. LEGAL - Wise County. LBJ Unit 41.
Aspen Well #802 SUPO Amendment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/26/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 David Weldon
940-627-5475
dweldon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to amend the surface use plan of operation and install two utility poles and anchors to supply electric power to the Aspen Operating Company's Alvord South Caddo Conglomerate Unit #802 well site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33616
Location: UNIT - Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Wise. LEGAL - Unit 41 is located about 4 miles southeast of Alvord, Texas. Unit 41.
Braden Exploration #1H Well Unit 29
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 09/27/2010  12/2010 David Weldon
940-627-5475
dweldon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal by Braden Exploration, LLC to drill the #1H well, and, if productive, to construct and install the associated pipeline.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33620
Location: UNIT - Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Wise. LEGAL - Unit 29 is located about 7 miles northeast of Alvord, Texas. Unit 29.
Denton Creek Prescribed Fire
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/08/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
01/2011 Scott Fry
940-627-5475
sfry@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to prescribe burn approximately 6,000 acres over the next five years in the Denton Creek Watershed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33618
Location: UNIT - Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Wise. LEGAL - These units are located approximately 5 miles north of Decatur, Texas. Units 9, 14, 16, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 47, 48, 49, 50, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 62, 63, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 74, 75, 76, and 78.
LBJ TADRA Yellow Trail Bridge Replacement
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/09/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
12/2010 David Weldon
940-627-5475
dweldon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of a bridge on the yellow trail of the TADRA Multi-use Trail System. Rerouting 1.7 miles of trail was added to the proposal in August. The location is on Unit 31 on the LBJ NG in Wise County, Texas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31493
Location: UNIT - Caddo - Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Wise. LEGAL - Wise County, Texas. Yellow Trail of the TADRA Multi-use Trail System on the LBJ National Grasslands.
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National Forests In Texas,   Davy Crockett Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ball Special Use Permit Road Access
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/28/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Merlinda Schory
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue an SUP to Ball to access his property via National Forest System Roads (NFSR) 528A, 5281, and 5281A.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33600
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Compt. 94 is located about 9 miles southwest of Apple Springs, Texas. Compartment 94.
C. Currie Private Road SUP
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/24/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Merlinda Schory
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is issue special use permit to C. Currie to access his land via NFSR 596A.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33275
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Compartment 77 is located about six miles south of Kennard, Tx. Compartment 77.
Clemens-Wilcox Road SUP
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/28/2010 
Expected:09/2010
 
10/2010 Merlinda Schory
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue special use permit to Clemens-Wilcox to access their land via NFSR 526M and 526M1.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33141
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Compartment 7 is located about ten miles northwest of Ratcliff, Tx. Compartment 7.
Compartments 113 & 114 - Crib & Forsythe Creeks Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/26/2010 
Expected:09/2010
 
11/2010 Lynn Jackson
936-639-8581
lynnjackson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reduce fuels & potential for SPB outbreaks in Lancaster-Forsythe Area on the Davy Crockett NF. Activities will improve RCW habitat & include thinning, pine release, prescribed burning, midstory treatments, road work & NNIPS control.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31458
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Trinity. Compartments 113 and 114.
D. Harrison Private Road SUP
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/22/2010  11/2010 Merlinda Schory
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is issue special use permit to D. Harrison to access his land via NFSR 526H.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33276
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Compartment 9 is located about ten miles north of Ratcliff, Tx. Compartment 9.
Garrett Road SUP
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/23/2010  10/2010 Merlinda Schory
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue a special use permit to Garrett to access his property via NFSR 502C.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33140
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Compartment 79 is located about nine miles south of Kennard, Tx. Compartment 79.
J. Bunnell Private Road SUP
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/14/2010  11/2010 Merlinda Schory
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is issue special use permit to J. Bunnell to access his land via NFSR 5252.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33277
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Compartment 44 is located about three miles south of Kennard, Tx. Compartment 44.
Lancaster Creek Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/30/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
02/2011 Barton Davis
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to improve habitat for the red-cockaded woodpecker, reduce hazardous fuels and the potential for Southern pine beetle (SPB) outbreaks through thinning, longleaf pine restoration, prescribe burning, and midstory removal.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33584
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Compartments 112, 115, and 116 are located about two miles southeast of Apple Springs, Tx. Compartments 112, 115, and 116.
MM Jones Road SUP
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/18/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Merlinda Schory
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue special use permit to MM Jones to use FS Road 505G to access their property.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30648
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - C-54 is located about 5 miles east of Ratcliff, Texas. Compartment 54.
Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area Facilities Improvements
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 01/12/2010
12/22/2009 
10/2010 Merlinda Schory
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace old bath houses and fee/information station and increase parking in recreation area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28811
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area.
Sims Road SUP
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/14/2010  09/2010 Merlinda Schory
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue Sims a special use permit to access his land via National Forest System Road 527U.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33138
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Trinity. LEGAL - Compartment 53 is located about eight miles southeast of Kennard, Tx. Compartment 53.
Wildlife Habitat Improvement Prescribe Burning in Compt. 48, 49, and 50
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/13/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
09/2010 Bobi Stiles
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribe burn about 4,100 acres in C-48, 49, and 50 to improve wildlife habitat, including RCW habitat, and reduce fuel loads.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30333
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - These compartments are located about 3 miles southeast of Ratcliff, Tx. Compartments 48, 49, and 50.
Wildlife Habitat Prescribe Burning in Compartments 13, 18 & 35
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/07/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Bobi Stiles
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribe burn about 3,319 acres in C-13, 18, and 35 to improve wildlife habitat, including RCW habitat, and reduce fuel loads.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33614
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Compt. 13 is located about 5 miles north of Ratcliff, Compt. 18 is located 7 miles north of Ratcliff, and Compt. 35 is located about 4 miles southwest of Ratcliff. Compartments 13, 18, & 35.
Woodall Road SUP
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/23/2010  10/2010 Merlinda Schory
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to issue special use permit to Charles Woodall to access his land via a woods road off County Road 4140.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33553
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Compt. 62 is located about 20 miles southwest of Kennard, Texas. Compartment 62.
XTO Energy
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/16/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 Merlinda Schory
936-655-2299
comments-southern-texas-davycrockett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exploration drilling and production of oil and/or gas wells. Pipeline construction also part of project proposal
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=14183
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Compt. 10, about 2-6 miles northwest of Ratcliff. Compartments 10-15, 23.
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National Forests In Texas,   Sabine Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Chesapeake Operating, Inc - Watery Creek Federal Gas Unit 1H Gas Well and Pipeline ROW SUP
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-Texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Federal lease gas well location, access road and pipeline
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32624
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - Tract S-b1I. shelby County, administrative compartment 1.
Chesapeake Operating, Inc = Blankenship Creek Federal Gas Unit 1H Gas Well & Pipeline ROW SUP
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-Texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Federal gas well locaiton, access road and pipeline.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32623
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - Tract S-1bI. Shelby County, admministrative compartment 3.
Eastex Telephone Co. FM 2694 & FM 3471 Fiber Optics Cable Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  12/2010 Kathryn Duncan
936-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Eastex Telephone Co is proposing to install via horizonal directional drilling 42,800 ft of fiber optics cable within the cleared right of way of FM 2694 & FM 3471, Sabine N.F.
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. Sabine National Forest, Compartments 15, 16, 18, & 19.
Fox's Lodge Special Use Reauthorization Project
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:11/2010  11/2010 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Transfer two special use permit to the new owners of Fox's Lodge.
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. Compartment 110 on the Sabine N.F., TX.
Lacy Operations, Ltd USA Com #1H Gas Pipeline ROW SUP
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/03/2009 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Kathryn Duncan
409-625-1940
klduncan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a Special Use Permit for a gas pipeline right-of-way if the Lacy USA #1H well is successful.
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Tract S-2k-II. administrative compartment 109.
Lacy Operations, Ltd Sparks Well Gas Pipeline Right-Of-Way Special Use Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/06/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Kathryn Duncan
936-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: 53.6 ft right-of-way for a pipeline that will parallel an exisitng road. Pipeline will be bored.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33370
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Tract s-2k-I. compartment 113 on Farm Market 2343 just south of State Highway 87 intersection.
Lacy Operations, Ltd. - Gas Pipeline Right-of-Way SUP
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 08/23/2010  09/2010 Kathryn Duncan
936-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: ammendment to an exisitng pipeline special use permit to add 147 feet of right-of-way to allow a enable between two pipelines.
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Tract S-2k-I and S-2k-II. intersection of Highway 87 and Sabine county CCC road in administrative compartment 105 &111, Sabine County, Texas.
Marathon Oil Company - B and H Gas Wells and Marathon Oil Company - Pipeline ROW SUP
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/30/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Marathon Oil is seeking approval of Surface Use Plan of Operations for 2 gas wells to be drilled on Federal Lease TXNM103310 and 103111 on the Sabine National Forest in Shelby Co.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32157
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - Tracts S-1a-I and S-1a-II. administrative compartments 26 & 27 in Shelby Co.
Newfield Exploration Company = PDU D #1 Gas Well & Pipeline ROW SUP
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/08/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Tom Zimmerman
409-787-3870
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Gas well proposed with short pipeline
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - Tract S-1a-I. Compartment 9.
North Moore RCW Habitat Improvement Project.
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/25/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 April Crawley
936-897-1068
comments-southern-texas-angelina@fs.fed.us 
Description: North Moore Plantation - 9 Compartment prescription - Thinning, longleaf restoration, midstory treatments. Emphasis on RCW habitat improvement. Culvert removal to improve fish passage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33525
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. Texas, Sabine County, 2 miles east of Pineland, 3-4 miles south of Hemphill, North of Farm-to-Market Rd. 2426, Compartments 89-96, 115.
PGS Onshore, Inc. Shelby South Phase1 3D Seismic Survey
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 08/25/2010  09/2010 Cheryl Foster
409-625-1940
cherylfoster@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project is an exploratory three-dimensional seismic survey (Shelby South Phase 1) on the north end of the Sabine National Forest. Covers approximately 80 sq miles (51,182 acres) in compartments 8-30, 32, 34-50, 54-59, 61-64, and 65.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31361
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Augustine, Shelby. 80 square miles (51,182 acres) in compartments 8-30, 32, 34-50, 54-59, 61-64, and 65 on the Sabine National Forest.
Range Texas Production, LLC  Horton Federal #1 & #2 Wells
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 08/03/2010
06/15/2010 
10/2010 Cheryl Foster
661-245-3731
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal for drilling 2 gas wells and installing PL for the two wells if they are successful. A portion of the PL will be off lease. Therefore, the pipeline will be authorized under a special use permit with a diferent decision.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28587
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Tract S-1Ap-I. Administrative compartments 60, 64, and 71 in the Sabine NF, Sabine County, Texas.
Range Texas Production, LLC - Pipeline ROW SUP
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
03/2011 Kathryn Duncan
936-639-8501
klduncan@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is for the issuance of a special use permit for a portion of the pipeline providing service to the Horton #1 and #2 gas wells. A portion of the pipeline is off lease and will need to be permitted. A different Decision will be made.
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Tract S-1Bh. the Pipeline will run along the State Highway 87 road right-of-way in administrative compartment 71 of the Sabine NF. Saine county Texas.
SRA CommunicationTower Permit Renewal C-72
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/01/2010  08/2010 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: SRA currently has a special use permit for a communication tower. The permit will expire soon and needs to be renewed.
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Tract S-1Bh,. administrative compartment 72 on Driggers Road.
Samson Lone Star Limited Partnership  Bam Bam #2-H Gas Well
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 04/12/2010  09/2010 Cheryl Foster
661-245-3731
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Samson is seeking approval of a Surface Use Plan of Operations for a gas well to be drilled on federal lease TXNM - 108065 on the Sabine National Forest in Shelby Co, Texas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28878
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - Tract S1-V. administrative compartment 35 on the Sabine National Forest.
Scurlock Special Use Road C-69
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/24/2009 
Expected:09/2010
 
10/2010 Kathryn Duncan
409-625-1940
klduncan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Shoco Production LP - Proposal for a Special Use Permit for a 182 ft access road that will connect Forest road 131A with private property. The road will access a federal mineral oil well being built on private property.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29611
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Tract S-1Ap-I. Sabine County, Administrative compartment 69 &70.
Seitel Data - Shelby East 3D Seismic Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 05/05/2010  10/2010 Kathryn Duncan
936-625-1940
klduncan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to conduct 3D seismic survey on approx. 38,000 acres of the Sabine National Forest. Project includes both Federal and Private Minerals.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28279
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby. Project covers Sabine National Forest north of San Augustine Texas and south of Joaquin Texas.
Shoco Productions, L.P.  Bourghs Creek Federal #1, #2, #3, and #4 Wells, Tank Battery and Pipeline
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/25/2009 
Expected:09/2010
 
10/2010 Kathryn Duncan
936-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of the proposal is to drill four oil wells for federal minerals pursuant to Federal oil and gas lease TXNM-105579. The project involves the drilling of 4 oil wells with a central tank battery location.
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - Tract S-1Ap-I. Approximately 9 miles southeast of Patroon, Texas, in Sabine County, administrative Compartment-69 &70.
Tenaha Thinning Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/02/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Kathryn Duncan
936-897-1068
comments-southern-texas-sabine@fs.fed.us 
Description: First commercial thinning in 47 pine plantations ranging in age from 18-33 years. Approximately 4,400 acres are involved which includes > 100 acres of inclusions. Location is on the north end of Sabine NF in Shelby and Sabine Counties.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29623
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine, Shelby. Shelby County, Compartments 15-16, 18-19, 29-30, 35-37, 39-41, 43-45, 48-49, and 55-57. Stands 12 and 13 in Compartment 57 are located in Sabine County.
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National Forests In Texas,   Sam Houston Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cagle Prohibitions
CE
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Daniel Jauregui
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to restrict the use of firearms, fireworks, and firewood collection in Cagle Rec. Area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30650
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Walker. LEGAL - Compt. 43 is located about 5 miles west of New Waverly, Tx. Cagle Rec. Area, Compartment 43.
Cagle Recreation Area Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Habitat Non-Significant Plan Amendment
EA
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Completed  Actual: 09/29/2010  12/2010 Cheryl Prewitt
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: The original proposal, which included a Plan amendment to move about 1,400 acres from MA-1 to MA-2 as well as habitat management actions in Compt 43, has been modified to only amend the Forest Plan to allow Cagle Rec. Area to be managed for RCW.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30649
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Walker. LEGAL - Compartment 43 is located about 5 miles west of New Waverly, Tx. C-91 & 92 are located about 2 miles southeast of Coldspring, Tx. Compartment 43 and Compartments 91 and 92.
Double Lake Concession Building Replacement
CE
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/21/2009 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Tiffany Williams
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace the existing concession building with a slightly larger, more efficient, and accessible building.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/texas/planning/nepa_index.shtml
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Jacinto. LEGAL - Compartment 93, located about two miles south of Coldspring, Tx. Double Lake Recreation Area.
Famcor Impact #1 Well
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/26/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to develop oil/gas well in Compartment 97, expanding an existing well pad and access road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33598
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Jacinto. LEGAL - Compt. 97 is located about 10 miles southeast of Maynard, Texas. Compartment 97.
Howeth Private Road Access Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/28/2010  09/2010 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to access private land by installing 600 foot by 25 foot road right-of-way through Compartment 110.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32694
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Jacinto. LEGAL - Compartments 110 is located about 5 miles southeast of Cleveland. Compartment 110.
Mercy Water Supply SUP
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/28/2010  10/2010 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to install a new water supply line in Compartments 97, 100, 122, & 123. The new line is needed to meet the demand for drinking water due to the area's increasing population.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33271
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Jacinto. LEGAL - Compartments 97, 100, 122, and 123 are located about seven miles northwest of Cleveland, TX. Compartments 97, 100, 122, & 123.
Sam Houston Electric Cooperative SUP, Compartment 71
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/28/2010  10/2010 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to install underground utility line through Compartment 71 to private land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32695
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Walker. LEGAL - Compartment 71 is located about 2 miles east of Phelps. Compartment 71.
West/Central WUI Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 07/02/2010  07/2010 Randal Prewitt
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce fuel loadings around 7 neighborhoods adjacent to National Forest by creating a 200-foot wide shaded fuel break, followed by prescribe burning. Total acres affected: 260.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28810
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Walker. LEGAL - West and central parts of the Sam Houston NF. Compartments 14, 32, 33, 36, 37, 38, 45, 49, 51, 57, 58, 63, 66, and 77.
Wildlife Habitat Improvement Prescribe Burning in Compartments 26, 32, & 33
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/28/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
02/2011 Randal Prewitt
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribe burning about 4,140 acres in Compartments 26, 32, & 33 would help to improve wildlife habitat, particularly Red-cockaded Woodpecker, and reduce fuel loadings.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32652
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Walker. LEGAL - Compartment 26 is located about 10 miles northwest of New Waverly; Compartments 32 & 33 are located 6 miles northeast of Montgomery. Compartments 26, 32, & 33.
Wildlife Habitat Improvement Prescribe Burning in Compartments 28 & 37
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/21/2009 
Expected:11/2010
Actual: 03/29/2010 
02/2011 Randal Prewitt
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribe burn about 2,355 acres in Compartments 28 & 37 to improve wildlife habitat and reduce fuel loadings.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29677
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Walker. LEGAL - C-28 & 37 are located about nine miles west of New Waverly, Tx. Compartments 28 & 37.
Wildlife Habitat Improvement Prescribe Burning in Compartments 41, 42, & 50
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/07/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
02/2011 Randal Prewitt
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to prescribe burn about 4,830 acres to improve wildlife habitat and reduce fuel loadings.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32693
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Walker. LEGAL - Compts. 41 & 42 are located five miles west of New Waverly, while Compt. 50 is located about 6 miles northwest of New Waverly. Compartments 41, 42, & 50.
Wildlife Habitat Prescribe Burning in Compartments 115, 116, 117, 118, and 119
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/18/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
02/2011 Randal Prewitt
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to prescribe burn about 2,770 acres to improve wildlife habitat and reduce fuel loadings.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32893
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Jacinto. LEGAL - Compartments 115, 116, 117, 118, and 119 are located about seven miles northwest of Cleveland. Compartments 115, 116, 117, 118, and 119.
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